Grapefruit League Travel
Major League Baseball spring training doesn't begin until late March, but for the sport's biggest fans, it's never too early to start planning a Grapefruit League travel getaway. This guide presents insider tips, resources for accommodations and transportation, and information on tickets and stadiums.
Florida has a long and distinguished history of spring training baseball, and it’s currently home to the 18-team Grapefruit League. Find Grapefruit League information, including schedules, ticket information and stadium guides in this section.
- If you can’t get tickets to exhibition games (or don’t want to pay for them), attend a team’s morning workout. These are almost always free and you can often get quite close to the players.
- Grapefruit League teams are much more spread out than Cactus League teams. If you plan on going to multiple ballparks, use this “Grapefruit League Driving Distances Chart” to determine how much ground you can cover.
For ballpark and travel reviews …
The Other Orlando
features team-by-team guides excerpted from Alan Byrd’s "Florida Spring Training
." It reviews every aspect of going to a game, featuring information on tickets, transportation, parking, concessions, souvenirs, getting autographs and more.
Spring Training Online
has team-by-team guides; scroll down the left sidebar to find them. Each guide has a review and pictures of the ballpark, a brief account of the team’s spring training history and ticket information.
covers all Grapefruit League stadiums, with pictures and reviews of the game day experience.
provides reviews of the spring training parks. Each entry features more than a dozen large pictures, with captions describing the park’s architecture, the game day experience and the park’s history.
directs you to the best golf courses near Grapefruit League ballparks, and also recommends hotels, restaurants and activities in the area.
For travel packages and accommodations …
Spring Training USA
is affiliated with nine Grapefruit League teams. The agency offers tours for each team that include tickets to games, hotel accommodations, transportation, a meal with team representatives and select players, and souvenirs.
Superior Small Lodging
offers smaller, more personal places to stay in Florida. The site is led by a Floridian and features unique bed and breakfasts, inns and hotels.
Holiday Inn Express
offers easy access to spring training ballparks and to major highways I-4, I-75 and I-275.
Wingate by Wyndham
is within 70 miles of each of the eight parks, and less than 30 miles from three parks. Visit the site for rate and reservation information.
For Grapefruit League game tickets ...
Major League Baseball
provides the simplest way to buy tickets: through each team's Web site. Choose your favorite team's logo to link directly to the spring training ticket page.
For the truly obsessed fan ...
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